Women of Troy Show Well at the Head of the American

Oct. 25, 2008

The Women of Troy performed well at the Head of the American Regatta in Lake Natoma, Calif. on Saturday (Oct. 25), with USC talking first in both the collegiate 8+ and the collegiate 4+ contests.

USC faced some tough competition in this regatta, among them 2008 Pac-10 champion Cal and powerhouse Stanford. The young Women of Troy were able to respond to the competition, with their USC-A entries in the 8+ and 4+ races coming out on top.

The USC-A entry in the collegiate 8+ category won the race with a time of 15:45. They were followed by the Cal Gold B entry at a time of 16:14 and the Stanford Fritsch at a time of 16:15. The USC-A1 entry finished in 6th at a time 17:09.

In the collegiate 4+ category the USC-A won with a time of 17:36. Cal Gold-B came in next at 17:50 and rounding out the top three was the USC-A1 boat at 17:53.

The young USC team, which has many first-year athletes competing, performed well this weekend. Head Coach Zenon Babraj said, 'We are headed in the right direction. The team has a great deal of quality. We will continue to work and train hard, as we have a lot of time to improve before the spring season.'

The next race for the Women of Troy will be on Feb. 21, 2009 in a scrimmage against UCSD, SDSU and USD.

Starting Lineups

USC-A 8+Cox.: Lisa SabalvaroStroke: Carin Andersson7. Liene Bertasjus6. Mara Wilgocsson5. Magda Madziewicz4. Anna Wierzbowska3. Lenka Vrecnikova2. Robin HextrumBow: Kinga Milkolajczyk

USC-A1 8+Cox. Dionne LicudineStroke: Jenna Fredericson7. Julia McIllvaine6. Gabriela Zarate-de Macedo5. Nana Gagatsovi4. Kate McFetridge3. Alex Tapley2. Grace HeimsnessBow: Laura Pomatto

USC-A 4+Cox.: Catherine HumenukStroke: Ania Specjalska3. Cassie Richardson2. Anna JanickaBow: Ewa Tymoszewska

USC-A1 4+Cox: Lisa KolstadStroke: Ewelina Nowak3. Andrea Vehovec2. Ivana FilipovicBow: Magdalena Janicka

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